The Hole in the Wall is a 16th century Grade II listed public house serving hearty British dishes in a relaxed and rustic setting. This hidden gem is tucked away in the parish of Little Wilbraham in Cambridge and is named after a literal hole that used to be in the front of the building through which weary farmers would be served ale. Inside, guests are greeted by a charming dining room featuring imposing wooden beams, comfy velvet-covered chairs and a roaring fire in the corner.
The award-winning gastropub food served at The Hole in the Wall makes use of the best high-quality produce from the local butcher, fishmonger and village markets. Mainly consisting of traditional British cuisine, the extensive a la carte menu features plenty of international dishes, vegetarian and vegan options, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Start off with duck liver parfait with orange oatmeal cookies and cucumber salad or try the seared tiger prawns with chorizo, garlic and cherry tomatoes. For the main event, keep it classic with pork sausages served with creamy mash, onion gravy and smashed peas or enquire what the fish of the day is, sold at market price and served with new potatoes, seasonal vegetables and your choice of sauce. There are also dedicated Angus beef burger and steak sections, so you’re covered if you’re in the mood for meat.
Finish with a sticky toffee pudding and honeycomb ice cream, or if you’ve not got a sweet tooth op for the cheese and biscuits. If you’ll just be stopping by, why not sit by the crackling fire and enjoy a pint of local ale with some nibbles like devilled Cornish whitebait with sriracha mayo or halloumi sticks with sumac dip.
The well-priced wine list offers a decent selection of international wines, almost all of which are available by the glass. All the classic cocktails are available, alongside a solid selection of spirits and flavoured coffee, perfect to cap off the meal with.